St. Petersburg shifts money from police officers to social services

With St. Petersburg police announcing Thursday it will change the way it responds to certain 911 calls, community members say it’s a good first step toward change in policing. The city had $3.8 million set aside to hire 25 new…

St. Petersburg shifts money from police officers to social services

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With St. Petersburg police announcing Thursday it will change the way it responds to certain 911 calls, community members say it’s a good first step toward change in policing.

The city had $3.8 million set aside to hire 25 new officers and instead they are hiring social service workers with some law enforcement training to handle mental health and social service related calls.

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